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The Shawnee County Health Department's Immunization Department is focused on providing vaccinations for infants, children, and adults to help ensure their health and the overall health of our community. Travel immunizations as well as Tuberculosis (TB) skin tests are available. During certain times of the year, seasonal flu shots are also available.
TB Skin Test
TB skin tests are provided during regular operating hours, except for on Thursdays. Patients will need to return two days after receiving a TB skin test to have their results read.
Travel immunizations should be obtained when someone is planning to travel out of the country to help protect them from disease that may be common in other countries. It is recommended travel immunizations are received at least six weeks prior to travel dates.
Our Immunization Department is a Yellow Fever Certified Provider. If receiving a Yellow Fever vaccination, it is important to note, Shawnee County Health Department will supply a certificate of the vaccination. However, this certificate is not valid until at least 10 days after receiving the vaccination.
Yellow Fever vaccinations can only be given to individuals between the ages of 6 months to 60 years of age, through the Shawnee County Health Department. Individuals 60 years old and over will need to provide a prescription from their primary care provider.
Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) no longer has yellow fever vaccinations available for the public. SCHD does not expect to receive additional yellow fever vaccinations until sometime in mid-2018. Locations administering Stamaril (yellow fever vaccine) can be found at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/search-for-stamaril-clinics.
The closest clinics that still have Stamaril to Shawnee County are in Overland Park, KS, and Omaha, NE.
For more information about recommended travel vaccines for specific countries, please visit CDC Traveler's Health.
Fees vary based on service. The following insurance plans are accepted:
Immunizations are done on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary. Please bring your immunizations record with you. You should keep your shot record just as you would any other important document.
For more information on immunizations, such as expected side effects, when to get immunized, what to bring with you, what to do if you or your child is sick, and more, please read our Immunizations for Children and Adults Brochure.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created a new easy to understand immunization webpage for parents.
2115 SW 10th AveTopeka, KS 66604
Monday, Thursday, Friday8:00 am - 11:00 am1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 1:00 pm3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 11:00 am2:00 pm - 4:00 pm